Turbos to return to F1 in 2011?

Thu, 16 November 2006, 03:18

Turbo-charged engine regulations will return to Formula One probably in 2011, FIA president Max Mosley said this week.

Whilst declaring peace with the carmaker union GPDA’s Burkhard Goeschel in Munich, Mosley suggested that the end of normally-aspirated engines in grand prix racing will coincide with a more environmentally friendly sport of the future.

“The capacity would be up for discussion because we don’t want to have a ridiculous level of horsepower,” he said, adding that the engines would rev to a minimum of 15,000rpm and use ‘bio fuel’.

Mosley also said the final ‘fuel burning’ stage of the current qualifying system is bad for F1’s image and a tweak is possible for 2007.

He explained: “If we want to change that for 2007 we need unanimity. One of the suggestions is that we take five minutes off and allow an extra set of tyres. Then you are going to see non-stop action.”

In a Q&A published on the FIA’s website on Thursday, Mosley also said he would probably retire before 2010.


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